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  • Kansas lawyer is 'go to guy' in battle against Obama on immigration

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in federal court he says has the potential to "torpedo" the president's plans. Kobach,...
  • Quinn deputy chief of staff leaving amid IDOT patronage controversy

    Quinn deputy chief of staff leaving amid IDOT patronage controversy
    A top aide to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is leaving the administration amid a politically damaging patronage hiring controversy that already led to the departure of the head of the state’s transportation agency. Quinn spokesman Grant Klinzman...
  • Tesla gigafactory: State budget watchdogs urge restraint on tax breaks, incentives

    The fierce competition among five states to land Tesla Motors' planned "gigafactory" for battery production has been the economic development story of the summer. Now budget watchdogs from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have jointly...
  • Mexican president meets with Gov. Brown, lauds treatment of immigrants

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, speaking at a luncheon held in honor of his visit to California, thanked Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday for respecting immigrants "whether they have citizenship or not, whether they have legal status or not." "The...
  • Bear, wolf, cougar added to state protected list

    Bear, wolf, cougar added to state protected list
    Illinois has added the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to its list of protected species under the state's wildlife code, giving the three animals at least the same rights as the common squirrel and lowly opossum. Bears, cougars and wolves are all "apex...
  • Colorado governor defends death sentence comment as 'hypothetical'

    DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday that he was responding to a hypothetical question when he raised the possibility of granting clemency to the state's longest-serving death row inmate should he lose his re-election bid...
  • Primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters

    Primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters
    Turnout was light but steady for the primary election held today across Central Florida and the rest of the state. Polls closed at 7 p.m.  Central Florida voters were choosing candidates for county commissioner, judge and School Board. They'll...
  • Fraud Case Decision Stinks

    Let me see if I got this straight: The majority of the nearly 200 state employees who fell all over each other lining up when word got out that it was easy pickings to claim federal benefits in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene are off the hook [Aug....
  • Rick Scott supporters plan to show up at Fort Lauderdale hotel where Charlie Crist holding primary night party

    Rick Scott supporters plan to show up at Fort Lauderdale hotel where Charlie Crist holding primary night party
    Original post | 2:33 p.m. Updated | 2:59 p.m. Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign is continuing its pattern of in-your-face events to counter Democratic candidate Charlie Crist. Tuesday night the Scott camp is taking it right to Crist with...
  • Former deputy rips Florida Governor Scott in new book

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has slammed Governor Rick Scott's leadership team, describing it in a new book as a "boys' club" that she says sidelined, belittled and betrayed her. Carroll, a retired U....
  • Jerry Brown: Immigrants, legal or not, 'welcome in California'

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday continued his two-day trip to California, traveling to Sacramento to meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers and deliver a speech to the Legislature. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Aug. 26, 11:02 a.m....